Rosa DeLauro represents Connecticut’s Third District, which stretches from the Long Island Sound and New Haven to the Naugatuck Valley and Waterbury. Rep DeLauro serves in the Democratic leadership as co-chair of the Steering and Policy Committee, and she is the ranking member on the Labor, Health, Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, where she oversees our country’s investments in education, health, and employment.
From that position, Rep. DeLauro works to increase support for education and innovation, to fully implement the Affordable Care Act, to protect the rights of employees and unions, and raise living standards. Rep. DeLauro has led the fight in Congress to achieve full pay equity for women and to ensure that all employees have access to paid sick days.
Soon after earning degrees from Marymount College and Columbia University, Rep. DeLauro followed her parents’ footsteps into public service, serving as the first executive director of EMILY'S List, a national organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected office, executive director of Countdown '87, the national campaign that successfully stopped U.S. military aid to the Nicaraguan Contras, and as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd. In 1990, Rep. DeLauro was elected to the House of Representatives, and she has served as the Congresswoman from Connecticut’s 3rd District since.